Community Rallies Around Vandalized Art

Photos via Facebook.

The quirky-yet-mouthwatering Ice Pops sculpture at Rachel Richardson park will not be melting away, thanks to the work of the local community. The art installation at NE 21st Ct. and Andrews Ave. was vandalized in late May.

Mike Sansevero started a Facebook page to collect donations. “Art expresses the heart and soul of a community,” he told OutSFL. “As the vandalism of the Ice Pops sculpture goes to show, it can bring a community together to defeat negative influences and support the positive aspects of their environment.”

The sculpture is part of Sculpture Walk Wilton Manors and is operated by Wilton Manors Entertainment Group (WMEG).

According to the fundraising page, it will cost about $1,000 to repair Ice Pops. At the time of this writing, it was close to reaching its goal of $1,500. “I am very heartened by the outpouring of support for the restoration of Ice Pops,” Sansevero said on Facebook.

Derek Modrok is charged with the crime. Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) says he confessed a few days later, when being interrogated about damage to the new Thunderbunny sculpture in Flippen Park.

Modrok is charged in both cases, and is out on bond.


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